PALS and the L&D nurse

  1. I have a question for those of you who work L&D and/or postpartum or newborn nursery.
    Do you do ro maintain PALS certification? I got mine a number of years ago and am do for recert., but frankly don't feel like it and feel it is pointless. I work strictly OB and maintain my ACLS (since i work with adults), my BLS( or course) and my NRP. I just don't see the point in having the PALS on top of this all since I work with adults and NB and alot of the PALS things is covered in either ACLS or NRP.
    Also am interested if you are a traveler who does OB if the hospitals are requiring you to have PALS.
    Thanks for your opinions and insight.
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  3. by   webbiedebbie
    I just finished a travel assignment and the hospital did not require me to have PALS as long as I had the NRP and BLS.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    nope not PALS but you best have NRP.